They have visited our homes since 2004. They made us laugh at their crazy goof-ups, cry when they were unhappy, and root for them when they survived a crisis. In one way or other, most women have identified with their hopes, dreams, and idiosyncrasies. They are...the desperate housewives of Wisteria Lane, Fairview.
Bree Van de Kamp (Marcia Cross)
She is the quintessential perfectionist - she keeps a spotless home, cooks gourmet meals from scratch, and has a gorgeous garden. You will not find a single crease on her shirt nor a hair out of place on her perfectly coiffed hair. On the outside, she seems to be the embodiment of Ms. Flawless, yet on the inside, she is often falling apart - unable to deal with a rebellious daughter, gay son, and two ex-husbands with many flaws of their own. Despite her personal demons, she is steadfast in her loyalty to her family and friends and will do just about anything to protect them.
Famous Bree quote:
This is the way I see it, good friends offer to help in a crisis, great friends don't take no for an answer.
Lynette Scavo (Felicity Huffman)
Lynette, mother of 5, once had a very successful career in advertising. Being a product of an insecure childhood (her mother had a string of unstable relationships after her father's death), Lynette is determined to sacrifice anything to hold her family together. She is intelligent, courageous, and never afraid to speak her mind. Though a career woman at heart, she gives up her career, time and again for her family and often finds herself bogged down and overwhelmed by housework. Honest to a fault, she is never afraid of admitting it when she's wrong. Lynette is the only housewife that has not had a divorce.
Famous Lynette quote:
Please hear me out...this is important. Today I have a chance to join the human race for a few hours - there are actual adults waiting for me with margaritas. Look, I'm in a dress, I have make-up on.
Gabriella Solis (Eva Longoria)
This ex-supermodel is outspoken, passionate, and diva-like. On the surface she appears to be arrogant, materialistic, and selfish. She has an obsessive love for expensive things and always puts herself first. Yet, when her family or friends are in real trouble she does not hesitate to be completely supportive and reliable. After her divorce with Carlos, she gets back together with him, even though he is now blind and has no money. She is forever struggling with her mothering skills, afraid that she is not a good-enough mother.
Famous Gaby quote:
The only person more self-centered than me is Carlos; he's so self-centered he doesn't even know how self-centered I am.
Susan Delfino (Teri Hatcher)
This klutzy housewife has a heart of gold. Susan often gets into embarrassing situations and is often at her wits end about how to get out of them. Her antics have introduced some of the funniest moments on the show including her accidental burning down of Edie's house. She shares a very strong bond with her daughter, Julie, who is practical and level-headed and who often ends up mothering Susan. Kind and vulnerable, funny and ditsy, Susan is a hopeless romantic and an even more hopeless cook.
Famous Susan quote:
Yeah, well, my heart wants to hurt you, but I'm able to control myself!